The startups, selected from several hundred applications from around the world, will pitch in front of 1,200 people at the Olympia Theatre in Montreal today. The cohort includes:
“Every startup is unique. Every cohort is a different cocktail. We look for founders with the right mix of passion, maturity, resilience, audacity and dedication,” said General Manager of FounderFuel, Sylvain Carle.
Following Demo Day, the startups will meet with a selection committee comprised of BDC and FounderFuel to potentially receive a convertible note of $150,000.
“I am pretty excited about this cohort,” said Carle. “From smart contracts to always-on education, from immersive experiences in VR to autonomous security solutions powered by artificial intelligence, we run a pretty wide gamut. And that’s how we like it; after all, aren’t we already well into the 21st century?”
FounderFuel also announced that Thibaud Marechal, who previously launched the McGill X-1 accelerator, will replace current program manager Emma Williams.